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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jan Novak  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1953 in Czechoslovakia


Illinois Connection

The author immigrated to Chicago as a teenager in 1969 with his parents. He lived in Cicero and attended Morton East High School and the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Novak is a Chicago-based American novelist. He was born in Czechoslovakia in 1953 and spent his first 16 years there. Currently, he is a colleague of Vaclav Havel.

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